DP mandates learning of two languages at this level. One of the languages aim at attaining mastery over the language and literature (Language A) and second language requires to be learnt at the acquisition level, thus making sure that the DP student is open-minded and respects the other cultures.

As part of the Diploma Programme (DP), students take at least one subject from studies in language and literature. Taking two studies in language and literature subjects in different languages is one way of obtaining a bilingual diploma.

Studies in language and literature

TIPS offers language and literature course in English. English Language and literature course offers a broad range of texts, and students grow to appreciate a language’s complexity, wealth and subtleties in a variety of contexts. Students take their studies in a language in which they are academically competent.

Through this course, students are able to develop:

  • A personal appreciation of language and literature
  • Skills in literary criticism using a range of texts from different periods, styles and genres
  • An understanding of the formal, stylistic and aesthetic qualities of texts
  • Strong powers of expression, both written and oral
  • An appreciation of cultural differences in perspective
  • An understanding of how language challenges and sustains ways of thinking.

Through studies in language and literature, the DP aims to develop a student’s lifelong interest in language and literature, and a love for the elegance and richness of human expression.

Language Acquisition:

The main emphasis of the modern language courses is on the acquisition and use of language in a range of contexts and for different purposes while, at the same time, promoting an understanding of another culture through the study of its language.

Through this course, students are able to develop:

  • Interactive, productive and receptive skills are developed through contextualized study of language, texts and themes
  • Intercultural understanding and plurilingualism are key goals of the course
  • Students are exposed to a variety of authentic texts and they produce work in a variety of communicative contexts

The course is organized into themes to ensure overall perspectives. Three core themes are required: communication and media, global issues, and social relationships.